Victoria Macdonald is Health and Social Care Editor at Channel 4 News.
Victoria Macdonald is an award-winning journalist, who has been covering health and social care issues for Channel 4 News since 1999.
She reports on changes in the NHS - the reforms and the politics - whether it is in hospitals or in the community or, indeed in Westminster.
She closely follows the care system and how it impacts on the elderly and those with disabilities as well as investigating issues, including mental health, HIV/Aids and TB, and child health.
Victoria is originally from New Zealand and worked for the Sunday Telegraph before joining Channel 4 News.
There have been new bans on travellers to the UK announced tonight.
The waiting list in England now stands at almost 4.5 million people, as doctors warn that the challenge facing the NHS is “truly daunting”.
The latest 24-hourly figures show tragically 1,564 deaths with Covid – the highest yet announced.
How soon can we expect the mass vaccinations to begin driving down the numbers of people dying with the virus?
This pandemic is the biggest health emergency this country has faced since the Second World War.
Hospitals across the country are facing a desperate struggle to cope.
Boris Johnson has pledged the full force of the Army and its “battle preparation techniques” to ramp up the rollout of the Covid vaccine, as frustrated GPs said they simply had not been given enough supplies. For exhausted hospital staff, there’s no let up: beds are almost at capacity and intensive care units are filling…
The government figures for the last 24 hours are undoubtedly sobering.
Hospitals are under unbearable pressure – wards filling up, crucial operations cancelled, oxygen running low.
Our correspondents Victoria Macdonald and Gary Gibbon react to the PM’s statement.
People across the UK have begun receiving the first doses of the new Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, but it’s becoming a desperate race to increase the scale and the speed of the vaccination programme. And apart from promises, there are few details from ministers about how that can happen.
Nightingale hospitals across England are being made ready for emergency use.
Our health and social care editor Victoria Macdonald is in the newsroom.
Scientific experts have said that the coronavirus variant has spread from the east and south east of England to the rest of the country.
There have now been more than two million confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK, underlining the seriousness of the crisis. Including another 27,052 new infections in the last 24 hours. 534 deaths have been reported, the official number of people who’ve now died from Covid 19 stands at 67,075 and 350,000 people in the…